Visiting the Northern Oregon Coast
I took Sam to the North Oregon coast last weekend, including Astoria and Cannon Beach. Astoria sets on the Columbia Rver near its mouth.
The Astoria Column a 125-foot tall tower painted with a mural depicting important events in Oregon history. To get here you drive up a long, winding road to the top of a tall hill, and you can see the entire county! It's quite a view. From the column parking lot, Sam and I took a hike to a 300-year old Sitka Spruce known as the Cathedral tree. It wasn't near as large as some of the trees in Olympic National Park, but it was a nice tree. We met a guy on the trail who was a WWOOFer (Willing Workers on Organic Farms), and about to start grad school at NYU in Journalism. Sam dubbed him bro-han.